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Search powers may be expanded

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Law enforcement agencies could get new powers to access information stored through cloud-based technology or social media.

Faster fibre installation for apartments

Faster fibre installation for apartments

People living in apartments or shared properties will soon be able get Ultra-Fast Broadband installed more quickly.

Sharper satellite images for Google Maps

Sharper satellite images for Google Maps

Google Maps is being updated with sharper, newer satellite images.

Twitter adding 'stickers' to photos

Twitter adding 'stickers' to photos

Microblogging platform Twitter is introducing 'stickers' for photos, in a bid to increase user engagement.

Uber, Lyft settle litigation

Uber, Lyft settle litigation

Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.

Uber does Kiwi car music deal with Pandora

Uber does Kiwi car music deal with Pandora

Uber New Zealand has partnered up with music streaming service Pandora to bring ad-free music to its drivers.

Apple’s new privacy effort worth watching

Apple’s new privacy effort worth watching

Modern technology has presented us with something of a Faustian bargain when it comes to our privacy, but Apple thinks we should have another option.

What’s wrong with the web, and do we need to fix it?

What’s wrong with the web, and do we need to fix it? Has the internet - and the information on it - become too centralised and controlled?

Robot joins staff at Belgian hospital

Robot joins staff at Belgian hospital

A Belgian hospital has just welcomed its newest staff member: Pepper, a humanoid robot that speaks 19 languages.

Kindle e-reader gets a makeover

Kindle e-reader gets a makeover

Amazon.com's newest iteration of its Kindle e-reader device is thinner, lighter and the same price it was before.

Web giants step up fight against extremist videos

Web giants step up fight against extremist videos

Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.

Collaborative robots open new fronts in automation

Collaborative robots open new fronts in automation

Robots that work as assistants alongside people are set to upend the world of industrial robotics by putting automation within reach of many small and medium-sized companies for the first time, industry players say.

Self-driving shuttles take to Swiss streets

Self-driving shuttles take to Swiss streets

Residents and visitors to Sion can now get around parts of the Swiss city in a new type of shuttle - a self-driving one - in what bus company PostBus said was a first for the country.

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